We use cookies on this website, you can read about them here. To use the website as intended please... ACCEPT COOKIES
UAL Research Online

The Tastemaker and the Algorithm

Quinn, Malcolm (2018) The Tastemaker and the Algorithm. In: The Persistence of Taste: Art, Museums and Everyday Life After Bourdieu. CRESC . Routledge, London, pp. 345-350. ISBN ISBN-10: 9781138670983 ISBN-13: 978-1138670983

Type of Research: Book Section
Creators: Quinn, Malcolm

The coda to this book, for which I was the General Editor, reflects on one of the aims for our book, which was to identify the contradictions that are inherent in the persistence of the social value created by taste. I discuss this with reference to Michael Bhaskar’s book Curation (2016). Bhaskar’s arguments for the continuity of tastemaking are made against the background of the supersession of individual choice by impersonal algorithms. I suggest that it may be more important to consider the possibility that the confrontation between the tastemaker and the algorithm, rather than making the tastemaker more important than ever, could reveal the insupportable contradictions of taste and the anachronism of its model of value.

Official Website: https://www.routledge.com/The-Persistence-of-Taste-Art-Museums-and-Everyday-Life-After-Bourdieu/Quinn-Beech-Lehnert-Tulloch-Wilson/p/book/9781138670983
Publisher/Broadcaster/Company: Routledge
Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > Camberwell College of Arts
Colleges > Chelsea College of Arts
Colleges > Wimbledon College of Arts
Date: May 2018
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2018 16:59
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2018 16:59
Item ID: 13568
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/13568

Repository Staff Only: item control page | University Staff: Request a correction